Public Hearing Set on EPA Aircraft Emissions Proposal

 - September 10, 2020, 10:33 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a virtual public hearing on September 17 to discuss its proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for large airplanes. This comes on the heels of a proposal that the EPA published on August 20, with a comment period closing October 19.

Next week's hearing will begin at 10 a.m. ET and end when all parties who wish to speak have had an opportunity to do so. EPA officials said the hearing “will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposal.”

Emission standards would apply to jet airplanes with an mtow of more than 12,500 pounds for which an application for a new TC is submitted to the FAA on or after Jan. 1, 2020, or Jan. 1, 2023, for new type designs that have an mtow of 132,270 pounds or less and have 19 or fewer passenger seats. The standards would also apply to turboprops having an mtow greater than 19,000 pounds. In-production standards would apply beginning Jan. 1, 2028.